[Shaman] [Enhancement] Leveling guide, 1 ’till 80.




Table of content:

1. Foreword
2. What’s the best leveling spec?
3. The spec
4. Abilities and Rotations.
5. Tips
6. Stats
7. Gear
8. Totem Quests
9. Glyphs
10. Addons

1. Foreword

This is a guide which will tell which talents are the best to choose while leveling, also what rotation you should do, what kind of stats you should be focusing on and some tips. This is based on my opinion, that’s why it’s an Enhancement leveling guide in the first place :). I have included alot of feedback, too, and I will change this guide when the class will change too.

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2. What’s the best leveling spec?

The best (solo) leveling spec for the shaman is Enhancement. This is because it’s the most mana efficient tree there is, while it still maintains a lot of damage, in fact the shaman deals the most damage with minimum mana useage (with duel wield, that is). This only counts after level 40, though, and before that you might try Elemental. Elemental is our Casting spec, with it, we boost our Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Shocks and Totems.

I could write an Elemental leveling guide, but thats not needed. Browsing at the Wowhead forums brought me a guide for elemental leveling. Read CanadianSnipers’ Elemental Leveling Guide if you choose to level as Elemental. That guide can take you to level 80.

If you want to level as Enhancement all the way, then read further. Otherwise, you could pick up the guide from level 40 and get some gear from the Auction House.

3. The spec:

10 – 14:
Ancestral Knowledge – 5/5.

15 – 19:
Thundering Strikes – 5/5

Shamanistic Focus – 1/1

21 – 22:
Improved Ghost Wolf – 2/2

23 – 24:
Elemental Weapons – 2/3 (only 2)

25 – 29:
Flurry – 5/5

Spirit Weapons – 1/1

31 – 33:
Mental Dexterity – 3/3

Elemental Weapons – 3/3.

35 – 37:
Unleashed Rage – 3/3

38 – 39:
Weapon Mastery – 2/3 (only 2)

Stormstrike – 1/1

Dual Wield – 1/1

42 – 44:
Dual Wield Specialization – 3/3

Lava Lash – 1/1

46 – 47:
Improved Stormstrike – 2/2

48 – 49:
Static Shock – 2/3 (only 2)

Shamanistic Rage – 1/1

Static Shock – 3/3

52 – 54:
Mental Quickness – 3/3

55 – 59:
Maelstrom Weapon – 5/5

Feral Spirit – 1/1

We are now moving to the Elemental tree.

61 – 65:
Concussion – 5/5

66 – 68:
Elemental Devastation – 3/3

69 – 70:
Elemental Warding – 2/3

71 – 75:
Elemental Fury – 5/5

Elemental Focus – 1/1

77 – 80:
Reverberation – 4/5

Click here for the build. This spec is made for solo gameplay, keep that in mind when your asked for an instance, group, or whatever.


4. Abilities and Rotations

Always take weapons with the highest min/max. damage range. These are usually slow weapons.

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    Aug 24, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    Another weapon I thought wasAnother weapon I thought was good was the Spirit of the Faerie Dragon from a quest chain in Feralas.

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    Dec 5, 2009 @ 22:50 pm

    Brilliant GuideBrilliant guide! Clear, helpful and succinct a great many internets to you.

    I did find that when I hit 41 and had DW and Stormstrike that once I got me weapon skill up missing wasn’t too big a deal. I got a huge dps increase by switching to DW straight away (about 40% increase!), despite having no +hit gear. I am playing a draenei so I do have an extra 1% hit, but that should only make a difference of <2%, so I think it's not really necessary to wait til 44. Just a suggestion.

    Benoniboy: Warlock Rotation = Dot, Fear, DoT, Fear, DoT, Fear
    Nárëwen: You forgot to open and close with QQ

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    Nov 15, 2009 @ 17:26 pm

    ‘Lo Trollvink, it’s been a‘Lo Trollvink, it’s been a while since I decided to point things out. To start off, the first arrow is not broken, although it may just be on my part.

    Under section 2, you spell dual wield as “duel wield.”

    Under the 55-75 part of the rotation guide, you spell there as their (in the italicized paragraph)

    Under the 75-80 part of the rotation guide, you spell Maelstrom Weapon as Mealstrom Weapon.

    On the start of the tip section, in the second line of the instance tips, there is a showing bold closing tag.

    Under solo tips, you spell Healing Waves as “Healing Wave’es.”


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